Michael Kinsley is finally forced back to reality.

Bush was honest and even courageous about Social Security. Social Security is about writing checks: Money goes in, money goes out. As Bush has discovered in the last few months, there are no shadows to hide in while you fiddle with it. The problem is fewer and fewer workers supporting more and more retirees, and there are only two possible solutions: Someone has to pay more in, and/or someone has to take less out.

This is not to say that Kinsley gets it correct on all points, (For example, he still onjects, as you’d expect from a dyed in the wool socialist, to private accounts) but when even this left-wing hack has no choice but to admit Bush has it right on socialist security… well, what other wonder might we find in the future?